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RATINGS: 886   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
The pure water we receive from the East Branch of the Brandywine Creek that begins its journey to us just under 14 miles from where we brew with it. Weíll be celebrating this water (insert your lite beer joke here) with our anniversary beer, Headwaters Pale Ale, due to be released February 15, 2011. Now, considering that beer is the product of four simple ingredients and the three other than water rely on water for their existence, weíve had a fair amount of latitude in paying homage to water in our beer. So, weíve played all of our cards deftly, bringing the hops, malt and yeast in harmony, with our great local water as the conductor in Headwaters Pale Ale.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - MAR 20, 2013
Says to drink by June 23 2013, so I figure this is beerís likely not more than a couple months old. Poured into a Samuel Adams "Perfect Pint" glass. Appearance: Almost crystal clear with a very slight haze; orange in color. Thereís about a two finger head after the pour, but it isnít long before itís just a film on top. Lacing is pretty spotty from top to bottom. Smell: I first thought it really smelled like womanís shampoo with spices in it. That sounds odd, but it really did -- and not in a bad way at all. It smells great. As it warms up a tad, I find that it smells a lot more like a quality pale ale with a valiant blend of hops and malt. Probably the high light of this beer. Taste/feel: Sweetness with the hops up front, that develops into more hops... and then more hops... and then finishes with the bitterness, with the flavor of caramel malts coming in to balance the hops. Itís odd to me, because the hops seem sweet, and the malts seem bitter. Hey, Iím not complaining. The Citra (I believe theyíre Citra) hops, as usual, provide a very juicy quality to this beer, and the slight malty and spicy aftertaste on this beer makes it all the more satisfying. This is a great pale ale that has the bitterness of an IPA, but more overall qualities of an APA. Definitely a tasty pale ale worth seeking out. For the best flavor, I say take it out of the fridge five minutes before drinking it -- itís when itís at its best, I think.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
varanid99 (832) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 7, 2016
Orange-gold pour with a thin white head. Malty, biscuity, orange and lemon aromas. Taste is light sweetness, herbal and citrusy, light bitterness, fairly light flavours

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
migwell (208) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Can into Lagunitas jar. Orange color, some quickly vanishing head, lemony aroma. This is a thin bodied ale, crisp and clean, and it manages to have a complex, piney, citrusy, hoppy orange flavor which is all its own. Not my favorite style, but something I will return to come summer. Assuming Iím reading the date correctly, this is a pretty old can. Have to try a fresher one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mircoas (266) - ITALY - FEB 4, 2016
33cl @ bottle. Apa della victory. Non mi ha esaltato come altre birre del birrificio americano ma comunque una bevibilissima apa ambrata.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Davros (2535) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JAN 25, 2016
Pours amber with a large, lasting head. Nose shows grainy cereal-like malt along with grassy hops. Biscuity malt too. Flavours include more biscuity and bready malt along with some earthy, herbal and spicy hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
katrinaez (938) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 24, 2016
For a pale ale itís done really well. Nice heavy hops, but not ipa. Aroma is hoppy, and a tiny citrus lemon. Taste is grassy hops. Nice orange color. Good carbonation. Palate is even and smooth. Great representation of a pale. Tap.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hackobock (2757) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JAN 3, 2016
May 6, 2015. On tap at Oliver Twist.
Cloudy orange with a creamy white head. Aroma is orange zest, pine, grass, toffee and a touch of gooseberries. Taste is light to medium sweet, light bitter. A light to medium grassy bitterness in the finish with some grapefruit and pine as well, toffee sweetness. Light to medium bodied, average carbonation.
A bit too old but still decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biirusaikou (1894) - - JAN 2, 2016
Bottle at Burgermania. Classic caramel malt and citrus/pine hop bouquet, light bitter finish. Fairly basic and probably a bit oxidized, but would love to taste it fresh at the source.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SHIG (4182) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 31, 2015
Can: Poured a orange with an off white creamy head. Aroma is an earthy hop and dirt. Taste is crisp clean hops with a malt background, some earthiness as well.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
N3lson1 (701) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Drank from a twelvee ounce bottle, acquired through the unknown. Has a decent well balanced aroma. Tastes sweet, with not much hop finish, a decent pale ale!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
weitz15 (493) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Golden pour, thin white head. Citrusy on the nose, but a little weak on the body. Very smooth.

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